UNR Med hosts inaugural Inclusive Medicine Series featuring Dr. Maya Hammoud, promotes newly re-established Group on Women in Medicine and Science

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Dr. Maya Hammoud at Inclusive Medicine Series

Maya Hammoud, M.D., professor, obstetrics and gynecology and medical education at Michigan Medicine and president of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) presented "Conscious Leadership: Balancing Self, Family and Work to Achieve Success" at UNR Med's Inclusive Medicine Series on April 19.

"Feminism" became Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017. Amid changing paradigm toward transformative culture, women leaders are abandoning old tactics and strategies for assimilating successfully and with equity, into every institution. Recently, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and guest speaker Dr. Maya Hammoud held discussions around moving the needle on gender-based career obstacles that women face in academic medicine, as well as ways to promote effective strategies to overcome these barriers.

The UNR Med Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) presented its inaugural Inclusive Medicine Series, last Thursday. Maya Hammoud, M.D., professor, obstetrics and gynecology and medical education at Michigan Medicine and president of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) presented "Conscious Leadership: Balancing Self, Family and Work to Achieve Success."

Hammoud, who has focused her career on educating the next generation of physicians and physician educators by advocating for excellent health care for women, discussed gender-based career obstacles that women face in academic medicine, as well as ways to promote effective strategies to overcome these barriers. She also discussed ways of developing conscious leadership skills and a team for mentorship, while simultaneously making choices to achieve a desirable work-life balance.

Inclusive Medicine Series events are hosted to inform and engage the community on all-encompassing culture that welcomes and values diversity. The series is also designed to introduce the community to UNR Med's new OB/GYN department and services, and to showcase the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, created to expand diversity and inclusion at UNR Med, including developing and implementing programs and initiatives for faculty, staff, students and residents.

Inclusive Medicine Series was also an opportunity to promote a newly re-established University chapter of the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS). The first meeting will be today, Tuesday, April 24th at noon in PHS 227. The GWIMS chapter mission is to create a network to help women advance in their careers and in leadership. There will be an opportunity for those interested to take on leadership of the new group and serve as the UNR Med representative to the AAMC organization. For those interested in the group but unable to attend the Tuesday GWIMS meeting, please contact Nicole Jacobs, Ph.D. associate dean, Diversity and Inclusion at (775) 682-8479 or nnjacobs@med.unr.edu.


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